The 5k Contest - Round II?
November 14, 2000 11:43 AM   Subscribe

The 5k Contest - Round II? From an email I just got: We're getting close to launching the new 5k contest site, and as an entrant in the 2000 competition, you are invited to help us in our beta testing!. Wow. I'm very excited.
posted by dithered (8 comments total)
Where is the site for the original 5K contest? I heard about it but could never find the winners, etc.
posted by gluechunk at 12:24 PM on November 14, 2000

posted by ericost at 12:36 PM on November 14, 2000

Wonder what the results would be like if all the entries had to pass the W3 validator....?

Just a cynical thought :-)
posted by theparanoidandroid at 12:52 PM on November 14, 2000

It was a byte-limit contest, not a standards contest. Someone should throw a standards-for-the-sake-of-standards design contest, but then all the judges would end up arguing over which strict DTD to validate against (sorry, cynical thought, I'm joking).
posted by mathowie at 12:54 PM on November 14, 2000

Since that mail went out to only selected people, it probably wasn't intended to be announced to the public (as in, here). But, yanno, whatever.

I haven't cruised it a whole lot yet, but the new site looks nice, even if it is very late. It might even be better than how it was going to look originally.
posted by endquote at 1:02 PM on November 14, 2000

I did my best to violate the standards - left out quotes, end tags, required attributes, etc. I just ran one of my entries through the W3C Validator and got over 20 errors. Still that's better than some real sites - try running SiteMechanic, through the W3C validator.

posted by dithered at 1:03 PM on November 14, 2000

Watching a page keep reloading itself because the meta refresh tag wasn't set right. How fun. :-)
posted by pnevares at 1:08 PM on November 14, 2000

For more miniscule web sites, check out web4096.
posted by mkn at 7:57 PM on November 14, 2000

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